In each given week there’s hope and opportunity. Hope that your team will come out victorious and the opportunity is there starting the from the coin toss. This week is no different, there are 12 games on Sunday and one on Monday. There is opportunity for all 26 teams in each game to pull out a win. Let’s see which games will have you on the edge of the seat this Sunday.
Arizona @ Seattle
This is the second season where the favored Arizona Cardinals have come into CenturyLink Field to play the underdog Seattle Seahawks. The results from this game were surprising, as the Seahawks walked away winning the game over the division leaders. Carson Palmer is not planning on that happening again this year, he is coming into this game with the best QBR in the conference. Compared to last year, the Seahawks defense is still strong averaging 284 yards a game. This matchup between offense and defense will play a major role in the outcome of the game and also make for an exciting contest.
Oakland vs. Minnesota
More like Bridgewater versus Carr, these two quarterbacks have had impactful seasons for their individual teams. Both have made names for themselves coming out of the 2014 draft class, where they were overshadowed by names like Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel. Derek Carr has had a breakout season and at the rate he is going, is expected to be the third quarterback in franchise history to pass for over 4,000 yards. There is one obstacle in the way, in the Minnesota Vikings defense which is ranked sixth in the league for their pass defense that surrenders just 220.6 yards per game. Expect the Vikings to pressure Carr into tight spots, the way he reacts in these situations will factor into the outcome of the game.
New England @ New York
This game is a given, there will be many eyes watching to see if the New York Giants can deliver the New England Patriots their first loss of the season. In the past the G-men have been able to put the Patriots away, defeating them three times since 2008 all of in which they were the underdog. The Giants have not only history on their side, but the two headed monster in Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. who have proved to be a threat for defenses. The Patriots have a top-notch offense, one that is leading the league in points per game with an average of 34.5 points. There is history between these two teams, New England is definitely looking to end their streak of losses against the Giants.